John Dominis

A tribute to the late, great Life photographer

John Dominis passed away peacefully on December 30, 2013. By his side was his partner of more than three decades, artist Evelyn Floret. The renowned photo-journalist passed away at their home following complications from emergency bypass surgery a year earlier.

This website has been set up by Evelyn Floret, at the suggestion of Mike Maple. It is here so that his friends and admirers can sign his guestbook and share their memories of this extraordinary man. He may be remembered through his prolific work, which may be found through the links on the His Work and Obituaries page(s).

Please use the Guestbook  section below to share your thoughts/post comments about John. The notes posted here prior to his passing were most meaningful to him and those posted now are meaningful to those who were close to him.


John was a great inspiration to many in the creative community. If you count yourself among them and care to share a link to your website, John would be proud to offer a link to it from this site. Photos may be manually added in your guestbook message by the administrator, if you would please send them as email attachments to Evelyn at Please also use that email address, should you have any other problem pertaining to this website.

Thank you for your support.

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David Burnett wrote on May 22, 2017 at 5:34 pm
Fri, 9 November 2012 15:57:15 +0000

Well, John, I have to say that I think we all would like to imagine ourselves looking as great as you do in the photograph at the top of this page. I mean, truly, THAT is what a photojournalist aspires to be: confident, able to SEE, able to move into action once you SEE what youre looking for, and make those pictures which tell the story. The guy in that portrait looks, to me like someone I'd be happy to send on any assignment, any place. I'm personally happy to have been sent out a few times by you (in the PEOPLE era) along the way. Meanwhile, there is great joy in just browsing the old magazines and seeing great photography on a big printed page, and so much of it was yours. All that is well and good, of course, but mostly, I wanted to tell you that you make a helluva capuccino,and that i wish you a speedy out of the hospital so you can once again take up the reins on your espresso machine. Just know you are loved and admired by a lot of people, both in and out of the photo world
David B
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